Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category

Sustainable Sewing Competition

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Enter our Competition – Upcycle Recycle & Transform!

We are excited to announce our term 3 Sewing Competition!

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HOW TO ENTER:

1. DESIGN YOUR UPCYCLING PROJECT (CLOTHING, BAG, HAT, CUSHION, TOY ETC) with your most innovative ideas for transforming an old garment into something new!

2. SEW YOUR PROJECT WITH YOUR BEST SEWING

3. POST YOUR BEFORE & AFTER PHOTO’S & YOUR STORY & INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PROJECT ON FACEBOOK & TAG MAREE PIGDON (or email it to maree@mareepigdon.com). Current adult & kids students, please leave your project at Rosewood Cottage for judging.

FIRST PRIZES:

* Adult current Maree Pigdon Sewing Adult Students – Private 2hr lesson with Maree!
* Kids – Free School Holiday Class at Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
* All other online community entries – Online Apron Sewing Course

ENTRIES CLOSE:
Friday 20th September 2019

Terms & Conditions Apply.

We look forward to receiving your entry!

If you would like to join our sewing classes you can book your place now while there are still a few positions left at:

www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

WINNERS – Sewing Competition Button Bonanza

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

We are delighted to announce our term 2 Button Bonanza Sewing Competition WINNERS!

If you would like to enter our next sewing competition follow us on social media to find out all the details!

ADULT STUDENT CATEGORY

FIRST PLACE – HELEN ATTARD!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 1st Prize - Helen Attard

SECOND PLACE – LEAH WENDT!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 2nd Prize - Leah Wendt

THIRD PLACE – ELAINE DALTON!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Adult 3rd Prize - Elaine Dalton

JUNIOR CATEGORY

FIRST PLACE – TILLY SCHOUTEN!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 1st Prize - Matilda Schouten

SECOND PLACE – BROOKE BRISCOE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 2nd Prize - Brooke Briscoe

THIRD PLACE – WILLOW EVERTON-CRABTREE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Junior 3rd Prize - Willow Everton-Crabtree

ONLINE COMMUNITY

FIRST PLACE – JENNI BOYLE!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Online 1st Prize - Jenni Boyle

THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGE – LESLEY DEANS!

WINNER - Button Bonanza Judge Thank you Lesley Deans

If you would like to join our sewing classes you can book your place now while there are still a few positions left at:

www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com

Covered Buttons

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Covered buttons are another type of button you might like to include on your Button Bonanza Sewing Competition entry, or one of your sewing projects.

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Covered buttons are fabric-covered forms with a separate back piece that secures the fabric over the knob.

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In 1250 covered buttons were originally the only buttons allowed by law for peasants to use and were called thread or cloth covered buttons.

Covered Button Jacket Vintage

In the 20th century, covered buttons hit their peak in popularity and in recent years are once again seen as the perfect way to create a polished, professional finish to a garment.

Covered Button Dress 01

Fabric covered buttons are more expensive to manufacture than a common plastic button.

Covered Button Jacket Chef

They are great to use when you want to make your buttons out of the same fabric as your garment, or use a contrasting or matching colour.

You will see covered buttons on a range of clothing from shirts, to skirts, dresses, jackets and, my favourite, beautiful silk covered buttons down the centre back of wedding dresses.

Covered Button Wedding Dress

Many sewing stores offer a service to make covered buttons for you. However if you would like to make your own, there are kits available.

Here is a video showing you how: https://youtu.be/WfaINhrTBdc

TIP: When making covered buttons with a printed fabric, be sure to take note of where the centre of your button will be placed when cutting.

Will you choose covered buttons for your next sewing project or your competition entry?

If you would like to enter our term 2 Button Bonanza sewing competition here’s how!

HOW TO ENTER

Simply design and sew a garment of clothing, a cushion, embroidery piece, hat, bag, scarf or toy etc with a minimum of 5 buttons, take pictures, write an inspirational story behind your entry and post on Facebook and tag Maree Pigdon. (current student category please drop off your entry at Rosewood Cottage).

Entries close Friday 28th June 2019.

We can’t wait to see what you make!

Terms & Conditions Apply.

If you would like to join our sewing classes you can book your place now at:

www.mareepigdon.com/book-a-class.html

Our sewing classes are taught in a friendly, professional and uplifting environment.

We look forward to welcoming you into our sewing school!

Happy Sewing,

For more information contact:
Maree Pigdon Sewing Centre
M: +61 (0)447744776
E: maree@mareepigdon.com
W: www.mareepigdon.com